Core i7 parts list

I am going to build core i7 system in the very near future.

Here are the parts that I pick.

Cpu: core i7 920
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0300438

Mb: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374

Ram: OCZ platinum 12 GB DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

Cpu Cooler:
1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007
2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055&Tpk=coolmaster%20v8


GPU: Any suggestion? Must be better than ATI 4850

The rest of the system will come from Q6600 system. My requirements:

I do not play game much. But, do photo processing. Watch blu ray movies. Display runs at full hd resolution. I am happy with ati 4850. Since I am upgrading the system, I want something better than 4850. No plan to do sli or xfire. Ati or Nvidia is open. I pick the above motherboard as I need a lot of memory for virtualization. Please let me know if i can replace with better parts or cheaper parts that you recommend.

Total: $622 without gpu if I go with Noctua
Total: $617 without gpu if I go with v8

Thank you for your help.
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  1. Looks good.

    Either cooler will be good.
    Also look at the Xigmatek dark night S1283v which has had some good reviews and is cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

    If the 4850 suits you, why not keep it?

    The next step up would be GTX260-216 or 4870

    Another step would be a GTX275
  2. geofelt said:
    Looks good.

    Either cooler will be good.
    Also look at the Xigmatek dark night S1283v which has had some good reviews and is cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

    If the 4850 suits you, why not keep it?

    The next step up would be GTX260-216 or 4870

    Another step would be a GTX275



    Thank you for your inputs. I want to oc to 3.8 to 4.0. I need a good cooling solution.

    i will be selling 4850, so i need another one. How does 4890 do? GTX will be faster than 4890. Right?
  3. The noctua seems to cool better than the V8:
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/880/11/
  4. Looks good. I'd go with the nocturna to.
  5. 4890 and GTX 275 are neck-in-neck.
  6. Any other suggestions? Do you guys approve the choice in my list?
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